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kurds use the security chaos in iraq to capture economically vital energy sides while planning to hold a referendum on finally getting their own independent state. ukraine's president extends the truce with anti-government forces for three more days and both sides vowed to uphold the cease fire a stray shells from sporadic fighting keep hitting the russian border. police brutally put down another world cup workers protests which had been demonstrating against labor conditions and rights groups described as nothing short of horrific. and the u.n. is calling the massive water cutoff in the u.s.
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city of detroit a valuation of human rights authorities are still trying to wring our money from the poorest residents. a very warm welcome to you if you've just joined us here on r t international live from moscow this saturday you with me to. they rocky army has launched an often serve on the city of tikrit that is currently in the hands of islamist radicals the town is less than two hundred kilometers from baghdad the eventual target of the extremists this comes as the u.s. secretary of state john kerry urged the kurds had to reinforce the defenses are very rocky capital but it seems the ethnic groups were has other priorities now after capturing the oil rich city of kirkuk kurdish authorities are planning to hold an independence referendum and accept the prospects of the vote. less
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than two kilometers away a stronghold of the islamic state in iraq and syria fighters from isis or as they're called in arabic have taken over the neighboring village these kurdish soldiers known as the peshmerga are are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. so this whole area. isis fighters with snipers in the militant offensive sweeping across a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as a rocky forces crumbled in the wake of that the harvest onslaught kurdish soldiers moved in to fill the void nearly doubling their territory in the process in just a matter of hours the kurds seized militarily what they failed to secure politically for decades the oil rich province of cure cook and its main city as
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part of the course. of the peshmerga is controlling the code. because groups in the other side on the other groups but of course the peshmerga which three a year ago i couldn't really walk around here without the help of an armed escort it was just too dangerous there are suicide bombings frequent clashes between rival groups but controlling here call up the kurds hope to prove that they can do a better job than the central government maybe say first so far but. what neighbors like isis it's unclear for how long. it didn't take long that evening we witnessed cure cooks temporary were spiked from violence shattered a suicide bomber tried to enter a market in a kurdish part of town at least six people killed dozens wounded the kurds may seem as the winners in this. and some of them are living in the euphoria of getting more toiletry but more tentative and more people means
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more problems if it wasn't planned for already divisions are emerging minority arab and turkmen residents are worried about their rights in the new kirkuk kurdish authorities promised a referendum but in a warning sign of what could be ahead these shiite turkmen are taking matters into their own hands. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking all means to defend ourselves lucy catherine of pure cuckoo iraq. former pentagon analyst michael maloof the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to snatch as much authority as they can. the kurds see a golden opportunity to basically declare their independence they've already announced that they're going to have a referendum they do have a choice they can either do that or. do what. kerry wants and
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work with the government in baghdad i think that while they listen politely to to secretary kerry i think they have their own interests in mind and unless something miraculous happens in the parliament without moloch you stand on board i think this splitting up of iraq is going to be inevitable the only thing that is working in anybody's favor is that isis has the has a military capability but the question is will they be able to govern all that territory they're taking over and already they're fighting from within some of the units and some of the other islamist groups and even x. about this that they that joined them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition each will want their own little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. major riyad so with stony silence on the weekend leaks documents that
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detail what nato's i'll go in chief traded to learn the job in the first place coming up will report on how the then prime minister of denmark reportedly into turkey up on an offer to back his candidacy in return for a media crackdown. semyonov he had tagged problems protesters to the north of london we talked to the activists willing to take to the extremes in their stand against radicals. the shaky truce in eastern ukraine has been extended with both the army and the government fighters promising to recognize that the cease fire which has been in place for a week is part of it of attempts to bring peace to the region people there say they exhausted by a constant fighting and a flat in their tens of thousands. if you do you contribute. if you shoot my eyes in the bush
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you. really are you with the boards you know today in the shade you know shook the kids the notion is that masha procedures are done nobody in the can use them which they didn't for said that arms the other way you know that i was distraught was that it just would show that you would have always wanted to work to do more beautiful to survive so you see if i get through. the night out of the trees was extended period mostly calm or whether the world reports of sporadic fire in the region with russia's border control service stating one of its checkpoints had been hit. revolver shells are continue to fall in russian territory one of the checkpoint building them exploded inside there were no injuries two more shells landed in a nearby village a person we're going to work with you won't believe a little ranty government forces in one of the self-proclaimed eastern ukrainian republics have released four always c.e.o. observers who'd been working in the region they were detained earlier amid
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accusations of espionage charges money if national saw firsthand what the mood in the air is like amid the cease fire. the truce remains in place here in eastern ukraine but so does the tension in the weeks since the cease fire came into effect sporadic clashes between the army and local defense forces have carried on regardless sometimes resulted in fatalities including civilians on friday and woman and her son were reportedly killed in the army shelling in the town of slovyansk in donetsk region which is the epicenter of what key of calls its anti terror operation and here in the gone overnight there was little sign of calm either on the return from filming at the ukrainian russian border at a checkpoint we heard a conversation between local fighters why we're talking in which they described shooting happening right then next to a nearby railway bridge as well as wrong the local hospital at this checkpoint had recently been taken by self-defense forces and the ukrainian military was trying to
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regain control of this strategic location we were forced to take another turn or two of route along a wild path through the forest all the time we had to coordinate we saw the french soldiers patrolling that area but even then we were told that it was still very dangerous. just. based on. the driving from the rushed. it's the i mean it's the one now or the still what it was to go to the tower the cards were dropped it's also the earth the stop that's the opposite sides of the road so obvious that the splits plots against. the clock. stopped.
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extend the truce is supposed to pave the way to prolong peace in the country but so far we can see a lack of trust between both sides and it's fair to say whatever peace the reason right now in this part of the country remains fragile at best nationality from lugansk in ukraine. and the reinforcements for the national guard right after taking their oath and western ukraine the right effect on members decided to pay a visit to a local police station the c.c.t.v. footage shows a crowd of massed men breaking in some with molotov cocktails the gang demanded the deputy police chief resign within twenty four hours or they would burn down the building they're angry with the official for prosecuting activists involved in february's in kiev ukraine's interior ministry says one officer or severely beaten throngs of people are fleeing the tillery attacks in eastern ukraine the un says
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the number has hit one hundred thousand but while the us of the source a doesn't seem credible enough. since the start of two thousand and fourteen one hundred and ten thousand craniums have arrived in russia we just have seen no evidence to support that we don't believe they're credible we're watching we just don't think that the hundreds of thousands numbers credible we don't have anything to cooperate if this is the u.n. this isn't the russians this is not should be there's this is an agency thing you guys give millions and millions of dollars through in their name the inflatable we don't have anything to back up that number. went denied to breaks food and even the water migrant workers in qatar say the treatment has reached a new low in the latest episode at a hotel complex construction crews a clash with gods and on the site these are rare pictures coming out of qatar showing the situation tens of thousands of migrants working on various people the
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football world cup and news and infrastructure laboring under what i described as deplorable conditions a german filmmaker who was arrested by qatari police for exposing the country's poor working conditions believes this case is just a drop in the ocean. it was initiated by the workers not being allowed to take proper lunch break bear in mind we are in the middle of ramadan and ramadan obviously has for workers and there are quite a few of them on the job site. and i think it's really right now as these things come up more and more you know with higher frequency i think it's time to really face a possible rerun of the vote for the world cup in qatar that's something that you know comes into reality with all human rights issues with all the corruption issues coming up on a daily basis right now i think this is what we're heading for possibly. right
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screams worldwide have condemned the treatment of migrant workers in qatar time and time again statistically say activist one word dies every day as a country prepares to host the twenty twenty two world cup on top of hoss conditions workers are left without pay for months with their documents taken away by the same companies that hire them. coming up and turning off the taps it leads to any increased flow of anger. i don't know how you get your children do you go to the war department if they help my children but they don't hear a us city of detroit is close to a humanitarian crisis with the you want to accuse the local authorities of rights violation of cutting off water supplies to the details after the break.
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six. this is already international thanks for tuning in and i and all family festival in britain this week turned into an all out to millie after a gang of neo nazis attacked party who was stabbing one man that's all there is that the mob wasn't even made up of britons for whether it was polish immigrants witnesses say this line and shouted profanities and fortan three bottles of a cross before police arrived since then they've been nearly daily protests against neo nazi activists. artists are for it was and today's march. over here just walking out of monks to a park at the moment in north london that was where nancy fascist demonstration had
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taken place i know you've got some of the demonstrators have left the park and they're marching out onto the streets of london peaceful demonstration today. there would be no peace is that the best way to fight new naziism violently while i'm sure sure prejudged words are the only way to far north is to further not to stand and say we don't like you know don't like you there no we don't like that you know thing that's the danger of provoking move. provoking move either for you to be violent in office about time the discourse interaction which is the reaction to an auction record of the peace nazis last month we were there were british nazis polish northeast of the john you're nazis we don't do it for national list and no received no first use then just of course because look what happens when it gets out of control people distort the bullet or destroy and say that's what today's protest is about the last technically allowed to be on the streets here marching like this police say at this point it's actually going to be more hassle to break
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them up essentially that there have been a number of arrests that have taken place today already the demonstration itself incredibly well police those a strong police presence there you can. still see the police are monitoring closely what's going on as the greek take to the streets of london. british racer relations activist to lead jesper believes europe kratz and politicians are partly to blame for the rise of nationalism in europe. one always has to be vigilant and concerned and particularly when one looks across the european union after the european elections and the drift to extreme why right i mean some cases openly neo nazi parties i think what's happening is that austerity is acting as a magnifying glass when people get anxious and concerned for their future the future of their children of course they get angry the issue is that is the moment
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politicians are directing their anger not to the bankers and the rich executions of europe that led to the economic crisis but to look vulnerable in society those on welfare those in employ those who are migrants those who are elderly and other minority communities and this is an extraordinarily dangerous sign. and reserve for grass misses term as nature achieved maybe almost up to but now questions are being asked about how he got the job in the first place freshly in the spotlight weiqi leaks documents suggest arrests within the abuses powers as prime minister to guarantee himself his future job specifically denmark reportedly agreed to stud legal action against a kurdish separatist channel that was all costing from copenhagen in two thousand and nine in return turkey said it would backrest misson as the future nato chief so why was turkey worried about these broadcasts well let's take a look here ankara long claimed raj t v well the mouthpiece for the kurdistan
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workers party which fights for the rights of the kurdish minority and is considered a terrorist organization in turkey and in the west the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four and in two thousand and ten it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and the cia other channels license was finally reverting to we spoke to their lawyer take a listen. we have a special independent committee or terribly should be denmark which would issue the certificates to the turks the turkish government had at three different occasions complained to this committee and each time they concluded that the coverage was just like the coverage she would fired at the big d. students television stations so we thought that also the courts. would respect the freedom of expression the freedom of press the freedom of
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information but it did occur. now we often a to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint or ethnicity in their press office told us to talk to danish judicial authority this isn't that the courts were forty independent of a generalist lawyer and former m.p. beyond almqvist questions that claim there were some conflicts of political character between the bar and turkey. states intervened because say like very broad stroke they describe it is to become the six zero there was a big pressure from u.s. forces and says to think. the creative bad are how to a diet how to prove that rusts elevation was promoting terrorism bred in the end they died but what there was there within hours after
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that it died when it was announced that there wasn't rebid between the turkish government and the other base who causes to decide the previous stage probably did as a second surgery or kurdish activists the dillard degree tells us that when it comes to turkey minority rights are the least of europe's concerns. i think the kurdish issue is one of the most on result issues of the century and this war between the p.k. k. and turkey benefits civil institutions and countries so on the one hand while the west close the eyes to human rights violations in turkey and actively contributed to these human rights violations by either providing military or intelligence on the other hand the kurds the kurdish in europe was completely criminalized and we see the similar thing happening with kurds in syria for example even though the people have established. very progressive self governance structures in the north
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of syria. and online that now at r t dot com christian also told activists threw eggs and holy water members of mel inman's rock band ahead of a concert in moscow the gig never took place however due to a bomb threat all the details of the story of a level for you online also while you're clicking away their. life changing development take knowledge ease approved in the u.s. to help those paralyzed take huge steps towards walking again and find out all the details about this new robotic suit and much more on our t.v. dot com. the bankrupt view a city of detroit is on the brink of a water crisis thousands of people they have been left with no surprise at all now the authorities say they only tack to the city's budget from unpaid bills the
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situation for several activist group to demand the united nations step in and help now the u.n. looked into the magic and said of the shuttle a violation of human rights and close inspection reveals it's not just the hard hit not paying their bills but some corporations are tens of millions of dollars in the red as well but there's little pressure being put on them marches megan lopez as more. it is one of the most essential elements of life. americans enjoy some of the cleanest and most abundant water in the world but what happens when the pipes are turned off and the tap runs dry how am i supposed to wash my child while my supposed to shower must fill in the largest american city to ever filed for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills now facing five billion dollars in bad debt the water department is taking drastic measures to plug
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holes and that means cutting water this is one of those houses that has had its water shut off and you can tell that because the detroit water and sewer department went ahead and painted on the porch that water cut time now they've been doing this more and more frequently to abandoned houses and they are they say going after abandoned houses first in order to kind of avoid it wasting water for houses that people simply don't live in however more often these days the house is facing shut off have residents living inside this is the detroit water brigade headquarters groups like the way fun in the detroit water brigade are working with residents to get on the water they need in the short term and the funding in the long term to sustain themselves we have donations the water people have say we also have water filtration devices as well as aqua tablets so that people could you know get access to clean drinking water these groups are now calling for help from the federal
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government and even the united nations to address what they describe as a humanitarian crisis nikita rally is one detroit resident who is afraid of the consequences of missing even a single payment if you tell someone i don't have water in my home that's the first strike you can get your children removed or you go to the war department if they help get my children back they don't care don't just days and she isn't alone no you're shutting out all the water all the most voted for. first which now raises a human rights question it raises a moral people do want to water scuttle out of the take their medicine if you see the shot of they make the formula for the babies however the water department argues we have the burden of being heavy to be realistic in a lot of folks the activists for example don't have that they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up with a way that we can make the detroit drinking water is good as it is right now for
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pennies on the dollar was going to listen unfortunately this is not the case leaving some residents salivating for a solution to this water crisis and others just plain thirsty reporting in detroit michigan meghan lopez r.t. . and the plight of thousands of enjoyed residents is also the focus of every month breaking with it coming up in a few minutes. death row inmates in oklahoma protesting against the use of lethal injections to execute them now they say it's as keen to experimenting on humans now their lawsuit filed against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma inmate clayton lockett in april he died of a heart attack forty three minutes after being injected and doctors had burst of vein in his body while administering a controversial cocktail of drugs there was a similar incident back in
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a generation ohio when maid was reportedly in convulsions for about twenty six minutes now both cases concerns a way raised that doctors use previously untested drugs. now since activism with a human face on every mountain is breaking the said well why u.k. view i think. some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom it only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be a police drone was flying over them filming them i thought of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects at it until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite
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photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a. spying on a communications but any camera or other device been throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us the ninety nine percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in ford but if a crowd does that they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion. for ever new should to go straight from being a violent outside of the existing order to being a well run from all proceeds is impossible it just won't happen because the acts of the revolution is so violent that there are the off the shocks
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